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Press Inquiries

"Burma Telling Its Own Story" The final work published by the reporting fellows who participated in our journalism fellowship program in Myanmar can be seen on the GlobalPost Special Report "A Burmese Journey," as well on the GroundTruth blog and Huffington Post's Burma Journal blog:

NEWSWEEK: Reporting fellows Ben Schreckinger, Diana Markosian, and Aye Thiri Sein's article about the Burma Road is published on Newsweek.

Interview with Chairman Jay Snyder (Burmese)
Chairman and Founder Jay Snyder is interviewed in Myanmar about the "Burma Telling Its Own Story" Fellowship.

Radio Free Asia (Burmese)
The following video in Burmese includes interviews from program participants in the "Burma Telling Its Own Story" Fellowship.

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Press Releases

3 May 2013: Supporting Freedom of Expression in Myanmar: 20 Top, Young Journalists to Partake in the "Burma Telling Its Own Story" Cultural Exchange & Journalism Fellowship

1 March 2013: Burma Telling Its Own Story: Open Hands Initiative, The GroundTruth Project, and GlobalPost "Special Reports" announce a reporting fellowship for 20 top, young journalists

24 April 2012:MTV Voices, Liquid Comics Partners in New Online Superhero Webseries

6 May 2011: American & Syrian Youths Create New Disabled Superhero – The Silver Scorpion

9 February 2011: Comic Book Builds a Bridge Between Syria and the United States

1 August 2010: Private US Foundation Extends "Open Hand" to Syria

On Air

CGI Commitment

September 21, 2010

artist sketch of the Silver Scorpion

VOA Afghanistan (Dari)

February 9, 2011

Sharad Devarajan in an Al-Hurra Interview

Al-Hurra Interview (Arabic)

October 26, 2010


English Language Archives

25 April 2012 U.S.-Syrian Superhero "Silver Scorpion" Debuts as MTV Web Series (The Hollywood Reporter)
18 April 2012 Newsweek & The Daily Beast-Open Hands Prize for Commentary (Daily Beast)
17 October 2011 "Covering a Revolution" Fellows Report on History in the Making (ProFellow)
21 November 2011 GlobalPost's "Egypt Voices" Series Looks at All Aspects of Revolution (PBS Newshour)
1 August 2011 Silver Scorpion: Syrian and American Youth on the Same Page (Ability Magazine)
20 July 2011 Announcing the "Covering a Revolution" Journalism Fellowship (GlobalPost)
6 May 2011 10 Coolest Free Comic Book Day Titles (WIRED Magazine)
4 May 2011 A Guide for the Perplexed: Your Trusty FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Checklist (NPR Monkey See Blog)
23 March 2011 Can a Disabled Muslim Comic Book Superhero Save the World? (TIME Magazine)
26 September 2010 New Muslim Comic Book Superhero on the Way(Associated Press)
09 September 2010 Private US Foundation Extends Open Hands to Syria and Victor Pineda: The road might be daunting, but everyone has talents no matter their disabilities (Syria Forward Magazine)
28 August 2010 Doors Start to Open to Activists in Syria (New York Times)
12 August 2010 The Obama Effect on Public Diplomacy (Layalina Productions)
2 August 2010 Obama's Cairo Speech Yields Fruit in Damascus, a Year Later (Christian Science Monitor)